Medical facilities in the newly liberated Iraqi town of Sinjar are virtually non-existent and urgent action is needed to rectify the situation.
This is the view of an AMAR Emergency Assessment Team which visited the town today and was shocked by what they found.
We are launching an urgent appeal for funds to send our teams to help hundreds of thousands of people currently fleeing the violence in Iraq.
Any help given supports internally displaced men, women and children throughout Iraq as a result of the recent violence.
The situation is expected to worsen over the coming weeks, and AMAR's team of doctors, medical staff, and skilled volunteers are being sent to refugee camps in the north to help those most in need. AMAR's Regional Manager, Dr. Ali Muthanna, has identified the immediate priorities that we will focus on as:
Doctors and health professionals from across the UK have been donating medical journals to the AMAR Foundation to forward on to colleagues in Iraq. These journals are an invaluable source of information on advances in medical and scientific techniques, which allow medical professionals and medical students to enhance their training and knowledge.
On 20th January 2004, the Saudi Red Crescent Society and AMAR International Charitable Foundation sign a Memorandum of Understanding to bring assistance to destitute Iraqi families in Southern Iraq.